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ISL: Roy Krishna extends contract with Odisha FC

Published at :June 3, 2024 at 4:43 PM
Modified at :June 3, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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(Courtesy : ISL media)

Samannay Sen

The Fijian striker scored 13 goals for the Juggernauts in ISL 2023-24.

Odisha FC fans can rejoice as their star striker, Roy Krishna, has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club for another season. This news is a welcome relief after months of speculation surrounding the Fijian international’s future.

Roy Krishna joined the Juggernauts in July 2023 after a successful stint with Bengaluru FC. He quickly became a vital cog in the Odisha attack despite initial uncertainty. His prolific goal-scoring and experience on the Indian football scene proved invaluable, propelling the team forward.


The 2023-24 Indian Super League (ISL) season was a breakout year for Krishna with Odisha. He silenced any doubters with a stellar performance, notching up an impressive 15 goals and 6 assists. 

This attacking prowess not only cemented his place in the starting lineup but also saw him emerge as the club’s highest goalscorer, surpassing the previous record held by Diego Mauricio.

Krishna’s contributions were instrumental in Odisha’s journey to the ISL semi-finals, solidifying their position as a force to be reckoned with in Indian football.

The rumours of Krishna’s potential exit likely stemmed from his impressive season. With his contract nearing its end, several other ISL teams were reportedly interested in acquiring his talent.

However, Krishna’s decision to extend his stay at Odisha FC demonstrates his commitment to the club and their project. This is a significant boost for the Juggernauts, signifying their ambition to build a competitive squad capable of challenging for silverware in the coming seasons.

What Roy Krishna brings to Odisha FC

With Krishna’s attacking prowess secured, Odisha FC can now focus on bolstering other areas of the squad. The core of their attacking unit remains strong, with Krishna likely to continue spearheading the offensive alongside the likes of Mauricio. This continuity will be crucial for the team’s development and will raise hopes for an even more successful campaign next season.

Krishna’s dedication is a positive sign not just for Odisha FC but also for the fans. He has quickly become a fan favourite, earning the moniker “Kalinga’s King”. 

His electrifying performances, coupled with his humble personality, have resonated deeply with the Odisha faithful. Fans can now look forward to another season of seeing their hero lead the charge on the pitch.

Roy Krishna’s contract extension is a win-win situation for both the player and the club. Krishna gets to continue playing in a familiar environment where he thrives, while Odisha FC retain a proven goal-scorer and a leader who embodies their fighting spirit.

With Krishna at the helm, the Juggernauts are poised to make a strong challenge for trophies in the upcoming season, much to the delight of their passionate fanbase.

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